The Monday Check-In ~ 3/9/2015

cooltext1850356879 My Monday tradition, including a look back and a look ahead — what I read last week, what new books came my way, and what books are keeping me busy right now. Plus a smattering of other stuff too.

What did I read last week?

Flat-Out Lovedead heat

Flat-Out Love by Jessica Park: Very enjoyable! My review is here.

Dead Heat by Patricia Briggs: I’ve barely had time to read this week, which is SO INCREDIBLY FRUSTRATING, especially since I finally have Patricia Briggs’s new Alpha & Omega book in my hands. I’m trying to savor every moment, even though my reading is all happening in teeny, tiny snippets.


An insanely busy week at work plus a hectic home schedule has kept me hopping (and not reading). But on the plus side, my wonderful daughter came home for a few days and we’re having fun family time.

Fresh Catch:

Two books I’ve been dying for arrived on their release day — Dead Heat (see above), plus the newest from Mary Doria Russell, who is just brilliant no matter what she writes about:


And look what else came in the box along with Epitaph! Okay, it’s not a book, but I was still thrilled when it arrived (and hey, it’s based on a book!):



What will I be reading during the coming week?

Currently in my hands:
dead heatfallingWitch of Painted Sorrows

First up, I need to finish Dead Heat! (Although, to be honest, I kind of hate the idea of finishing and then just having to wait for another installment in the series.)

After that, I need to start tackling a book club book (In Falling Snow) and a review book for an upcoming blog tour (The Witch of Painted Sorrows).

Now playing via audiobook:

Bone Crossed

It’s a Patricia Briggs era chez moi, for sure. Continuing on with my audio re-read of the Mercy Thompson series, I’m about halfway through with bookย  #4, Bone Crossed. I’m loving every moment.

Reading with my kiddo:


Eragon by Christopher Paolini: Week 3 of our Eragon read. Sloooooooow going. But we’re hanging in there.

Book club reading:

scarletABOSAAIn Falling Snow

Classic read: The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Emmuska Orczy. One chapter per week… we’ll be done next week!

A Breath of Snow and Ashes by Diana Gabaldon: Reading and discussing two chapters per week, from now through the end of 2015.

OBC Book of the Month for March: In Falling Snow by Mary-Rose MacColl. I’m really looking forward to this one! Discussion opens March 18th.

Want to join any of the group reads? Let me know and I’ll provide the links!

So many book, so little timeโ€ฆ


10 thoughts on “The Monday Check-In ~ 3/9/2015

    • I love it! I always love Charles and Anna, and it’s so great to spend time with them again. I have about 25 pages left, and just wish I’d had more time to read this week!

    • Her first book, The Sparrow, is one of my all-time favorite books. Definitely a desert-island book for me! She writes amazing historical fiction as well (A Thread of Grace is terrific). I’m always recommending her books to people. ๐Ÿ™‚ Have a great week too!

  1. I would love to have some english audiobooks *jealous*, but they are so expensive in Germany and I still need to catch up in the Alpha & Omega series, I’m way behind :/. Hope you enjoy your books ๐Ÿ˜€

    Also I nominated you for the “Very Inspiring Blogger” Award. Check out my post here. Hope you enjoy doing this, too. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Thanks, Emalie! I really appreciate it. That’s too bad about how expensive audiobooks are for you. I rely on my library for most of what I listen too — I agree, the prices are usually very high! Have a great week!

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